Saturday June 4, 2011

This morning I went with my Aunt Sharon to the hair dresser. We both got our hair styled for Aaron and Lyndsay’s wedding. It was really, really nice of my Aunt Sharon to treat me and I definitely felt a bit spoiled with even getting my hands massaged! I got my hair curled. It was really nice to get my hair done. I loved spending that time with my Aunt Sharon too. While we were at the hair dresser I kept thinking that I hope it will stop raining because when we were there it just poured all morning. Thankfully by the end of the morning it stopped raining.

Around 1:00pm my family and I started to get ready to go to my cousin Aaron’s wedding

The wedding ceremony.

and his fiancée Lyndsay. At 2:30pm the ceremony started at a church in Waterloo. I am so glad it stopped raining and it really cleared up! The ceremony was short and sweet (around 45 minutes). Lyndsay looked beautiful in her wedding dress and I thought it was very sweet how Aaron got a little teary when he saw her walk down the aisle. The braid maids wore a nice lavender purple colour dress and the groom men wrote suits with a purple tie. My cousin Deanne was one of the braid maids and my cousin Andrew was one of the groom men (they are Aaron’s siblings).

After the ceremony Aaron and Lyndsay went to the reception in a small antique car which was fun to see that! The reception was held at an old barn so the antique car fitted perfectly with the theme. It was really great to see my two cousins Nicole and Caitlin from California because the last time I saw them was almost five years ago. It was also really great to see my Uncle Joe and Aunt Bettyanne again too because it has also been a while since I last saw them. It was kind of like a family reunion!

It turned out to be a beautiful sunny warm day to take lots of pictures outside! What an

Lyndsay and Aaron

answer to prayer! Today I was able to get some updated pictures of my immediate family with us all dressed up which was great! We also took lots of other pictures of my extended family which was another blessing too especially when you don’t see each other very often.

After we had a couple of hours being outside taking pictures we went inside the barn for the reception. Now you may be surprised to hear of a reception being in a barn. I was too! When I looked at the barn from the outside it really did look like a barn but when you walk inside of it, it was absolutely beautiful of how the tables were decorated, white lights and flowers everywhere. The ladies that decorated really transformed the barn into a beautiful place to have a wedding reception!

I honestly do not remember when was the last time I had been invited to a formal reception so I really did enjoy every moment of it today. There were eight people that sat at my table including myself (the seven other people were: my Aunt Sharon, Miriam who is my cousin Andrew’s girlfriend, Nicole and Caitlin who are my two cousins from California, my parents and my brother Jonathan). Dinner was delicious! We had a choice of beef or chicken. I had chicken and almost the rest of my whole table did too. After we ate we enjoyed some speeches from the family, braid maids and groom men. Then they cleared the floor for a time of dancing.

My parents and I were going to going to stay the night at our campsite and then leave

A picture of my family!

early in the morning but then we decided at the last minute to leave after the wedding. We ended up leaving around 12:30am and arrived home in Whitby at 2:00am. We were exhausted when we got home but we were so happy to have gone to the wedding.

What a great day it was! It turned out to be such a beautiful day, it was a blessing to be home in Canada for Aaron and Lyndsay’s wedding (unfortunately I will not be able to fly home to Canada for my cousin Deanne’s wedding which will be in October of this year) and it was such a blessing to see so many of my family and relatives!

About Andrea

I am from Whitby, Ontario. I have lived in Romania for 9 years as a missionary but I am currently in Canada on a sabbatical break at this time. I have also lived in South Korea for a year and I have also been to Russia, Uganda, Albania and the Czech Republic on short-term mission trips. In 2012, God also gave me an amazing opportunity to go to Mozambique for the Harvest Mission School with Iris Ministries as well. I love children, reaching out to people who are in need and vulnerable, I have a passion to fight against the injustice issue of human trafficking and to simply share the love of Jesus wherever I go. I also love cats too and I have a cat of my own named Minnie!
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